Canada

Dead at 68: Christie Blatchford was a tenacious voice for victims, a thorn to the smug

Christie Blatchford, a powerful public voice through nearly five decades of journalism, has died after being diagnosed with cancer in November. Blatchford was one of Canada’s most prominent writers, having been a leading journalist at each of Toronto’s daily newspapers, a trailblazer for women in sports reporting, an award-winning war correspondent, and a columnist renowned …

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Iran to Canada and allies: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told a televised news conference he was “certain that no …

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17 puppies, two adult dogs surrendered during holiday season to B.C. SPCA

The B.C. SPCA is asking for public assistance following the sudden surrender of 17 husky puppies and two adult dogs during the holiday season. The SPCA isn’t saying where the dogs were surrendered, stating the exact location is not being disclosed for owner’s protection, but did say it happened in B.C.’s Interior. The huskies are …

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Mike Pompeo says U.S. standing with Canada on ‘coercive detentions’ of Canadians in China

OTTAWA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country is sticking with Canada in fighting what he calls China’s “coercive detentions of Canadian citizens.” Pompeo and Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke Monday about a range of global concerns, including China, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and the United States’ upcoming presidency of …

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Ordering through a food delivery app? Double-check the menu price

If you’re ordering food with an app, a few extra thumb strikes could save you a few dollars on your meal. As delivery options multiply, it’s getting easier and easier for Canadians to make food appear at their doorsteps or pick it up in person without having to wait in line. But consumers may not …

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Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ stops in Lethbridge for town hall meeting – Lethbridge

Impassioned Lethbridge residents let their feelings be heard on Wednesday night as Alberta’s “Fair Deal Panel” made its fourth stop on its tour of the province. Premier Jason Kenney created the panel in the fall, tasking the nine chosen panellists to compile a series of recommendations on how to best advance the province’s economic interests …

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SNC-Lavalin’s fight for a remediation agreement grinds on in Federal Court of Appeal

OTTAWA — The SNC-Lavalin affair may have largely disappeared from the political scene, but the battle is quietly raging on in the Federal Court of Appeal between the company and the federal prosecution service. The Montreal-based engineering firm filed a stack of paperwork in court on Nov. 26 and has another submission due Dec. 20 …

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World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada | World news

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes. “This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work,” said Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of Australian engineering firm magniX. The company designed the plane’s motor and worked in …

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21% of Albertans unsure how cannabis edibles affect driving: AMA survey

Nearly a quarter of Albertans polled were unsure about how cannabis edibles impact driving, a survey conducted this fall by the Alberta Motor Association has found. “The fact is, just like other forms of cannabis, they affect your reaction time, attention span, coordination and decision-making — virtually everything required to drive,” said Jeff Kasbrick, AMA’s …

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